A Young Man with Blurred Vision and Foot Drop

  • Michael P. Lunn


POEMS is a rare disease involving a multiplicity of systems, resulting in a unique set of symptoms and signs as illustrated in this case. A high index of suspicion is needed to enable early diagnosis and institution of effective treatment before too much irreversible neurological deficit has accrued. Specialist tests and a specialist centre for treatment may be required.


POEMS VEGF CIDP Paraprotein Lambda light chains 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Diseases, National Hospital for Neurology and NeurosurgeryLondonUK

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